Photo Courtesy of James Patterson

James Patterson and Wife, Sue Celebrate 25 Years of Marriage. See Their Story Over The Years

Donna Block
2 min readJul 26, 2022


March, 7th, 2022, James and Sue walk the red carpet together for the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards. Photo courtesy of Sue Patterson.

James Patterson and Susan Olie are two of the most renowned authors.

Patterson, who holds the title of “Number One Best Selling Author in the World” is known for his fiction thrillers such as Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Run Rose Run (cowritten with Dolly Parton), and his memoir, The Stories of My Life: James Patteron by James Patterson.

Olie is a prolific health and gardening author who has written best selling books such as Inflammation Erased, The Instant Box Garden Miracle and others.

The two have also co-written an assortment of highly popular children’s books, such as Big Words for Little Geniuses and Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses.

The couple tied the knot on June 24th, 1997 after meeting at the J Walter Thompson advertising company.

To celebrate their 25 years of union, here are some special Patterson moments throughout the years.

In 2001, at the premiere of the “Along Came The Spider” movie, based on Patterson’s novel first published in 1993. Photo Courtesy of Sue Patterson.
James, Sue and son Jack photographed in 2006 in the backyard of their family home. Photo Courtesy of James Patterson.
July, 2018, James, Sue and Jack Patterson enjoying some family bonding at a Yankees game. Photo Courtesy of Sue Patterson.
September, 2019, the Pattersons make an appearance on the TODAY show to discuss their book “Bigger Words For Little Geniuses.” Photo Courtesy of Sue Patterson.

On Sunday, Patterson took to Instagram to share a tribute to their milestone anniversary with the caption, “I’m very lucky to have spent the past 25 years with my sweetheart, Sue. Here’s to many more. Happy Anniversary.”

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